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#1 gameboy1977

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:18

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what do you think?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:35

Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became Microsoft's 30th employee, the first business manager hired by Gates.

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Think he is entitled to be where he is.

I'm not a *** fanboy , so I really couldn't care less who ran the company OR how much they make. But since you seem so intrigued by it ,care to share your views or would you rather post flame bait , minus an opinion ?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:35

He's hardly ruining Microsoft.

#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:38

statement withdrawn

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:48

Totally agree that Ballmer doesn't seem to be the technological visionary that Microsoft has needed. A good example would be how Windows Mobile was managed--though Ballmer has publicly acknowledged that they completely screwed that up. The former executive is 100% correct in saying applications are what matter. That was true when PCs became mainstream, and it's still true with smartphones having become mainstream, but that's a pretty obvious statement. Nonetheless WP7 was another misstep--while making it easy for the average Joe to make an app, the platform made it difficult for real software vendors to create the kind of apps they wanted. And now with the company elbowing its way into PC/tablet hardware, they may be damaging very important partnerships. Overall though, it's tough to give Ballmer a failing grade as CEO, since MS are still doing great things in other areas.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:58

Who cares?, Bill Gates put Ballmer in charge of MS, If MS fails it will be both of their fault, I will shed no tears if Microsoft fails, which I don't think will ever happen at least for the foreseeable future.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:17

I like windows and Microsoft but I truly believe Linux like Ubuntu will be the future not now but in time. Look how far Linux has come over the last 10 years. And Microsoft has really done nothing at all same outdated kernel and registry lol registry . Times are changing fast. My Linux pc looks and performs 900000 times better then windiws 8 could ever dream of.

I'm running core I 7 with 8gigs ram and intelHD4000 graphics . I play games on all 3 consoles .

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:42

*former* Microsoft ... say Microsoft fail ,
no need for me to click on the video play button.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:23

I stop when I see Yahoo! Finance ....

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:28

I like windows and Microsoft but I truly believe Linux like Ubuntu will be the future not now but in time. Look how far Linux has come over the last 10 years. And Microsoft has really done nothing at all same outdated kernel and registry lol registry . Times are changing fast. My Linux pc looks and performs 900000 times better then windiws 8 could ever dream of.

I'm running core I 7 with 8gigs ram and intelHD4000 graphics . I play games on all 3 consoles .


3/10 troll effort.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:43

In not trolling in anyway I am serious you may not see it but Linux is all over the place . iPads iPod iPhone every android phone & tablet , kindle fire in dash touch screens in cars and soon ubuntus own phone also Mac osx . All running Linux / unix kernel. The FACTS don't lie. Microsoft has never been in the spot they are in now with so much to lose and if they do not step it up you will see like it or not.

3/10 troll effort.


I'm also pretty sure calling people trolls are not in the fourm rules please be nice.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:01

Only the owners of a corporation can appoint its directors.

Jaochim Kempin is a nobody.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:45

In not trolling in anyway I am serious you may not see it but Linux is all over the place . iPads iPod iPhone every android phone & tablet , kindle fire in dash touch screens in cars and soon ubuntus own phone also Mac osx . All running Linux / unix kernel. The FACTS don't lie. Microsoft has never been in the spot they are in now with so much to lose and if they do not step it up you will see like it or not.



I'm also pretty sure calling people trolls are not in the fourm rules please be nice.

So your not trolling and claim Linux has moved forward while Windows hasnt?
iOS is somewhat based of the OSX kernel, not Linux. As OSX is UNIX based. Again not Linux. So in the end iOS is unix based, yet again, not Linux.
The fact that it runs POSIX is the advantage it has, it could run on any OS. Making almost any Linux application that does not use OS specific hooks or whatever to run on any OS available.
Also Android is not considered a Linux Distro, just because it uses the Kernel does not make it Linux on its own. It uses a java virtual machine ontop of it. Making Android in theory... kernel independent.
Linux it in this day and age still being crippled by some of the ancient techniques used in the kernel, much of its legacy code is a big issue and creates an unawnted overhead especially if you increase the amount of cores. (doesnt make Linux slow per sé, but it is unwanted).
So whats new in the Linux world? KDE4? Gnome3? aptitude? the progress Linux made under the hood is surprisingly little over the past decade. Its noticeable.

Whereas Windows has rewritten its entire Windows during the development of Vista. While allot (to much imho) of the old code has been reused. They did redesign the kernel from the ground up. Implemented a new driver layer. While Linux lacks the capabilities of the Windows XP driver layer. Microsoft already went ahead and improved it even further.
Microsoft added native GPU acceleration to the OS. Making it the one and only OS/Kernel that can natively shove calculations down the GPU. Reducing CPU load where possible. While Linux can not do this. (Fun fact, Nvidia wrote their driver entirely on their own, creating their own API and own layer directly into the kernel because the 'native' Linux driver functionalities lacked features).

And you have been ranting about the registry, you think Linux has no organised central location? It does, nothing wrong with having a centralized database, as this is generally what a Registry is. No OS cannot go without its build in database to store data and information natively into the OS.
Be it that the registry was easily filled up and crippled in older Windows', which in Microsoft's defense often is due to programmers ignoring standards and recommendations. Nowadays in modern day Windows, its selfhealing and self cleaning. There is no need for 3rd party 'cleaning' software if you're on Windows 7 or 8. (On Vista it still seems to help, although the effect is barely noticeable if your talking about speed increases).

And there is a ton more, but i cant be assed to list it. Go do some research or fact finding and enjoy.

Or keep trolling.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:24

Balmer is indeed ruining microsoft, windows RT is a disaster, it is missing so much functionality over win8. Win8 is a disaster, it forces you to use metro which is very unproductive compared to win7 for me due to the need for so many mouse clicks for simple tasks. Surface has sold around 400,000 units i read which is a flop. office 2013 has a default solid white colour everywhere which is a nightmare and most users don't know that they can change the colour to shades of black.

Office 2013 should have never shipped as white, office rt and windows rt should have been delayed until they had the full functionality of win8. Win8 should never have made metro mandatory and should have been delayed as it is very buggy and many of the applications on the start screen don't work as people want, you can't change the default photo viewer on the metro app for example, there's tons of other similar problems too.

Steve ballmer clearly doesn't realise that these things are hated, he isn't the right man to be CEO for those reasons.

Linux won't take off until there is a commercial competitor to adobe creative suite released for linux either by adobe themselves or by another company.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:51

Balmer is indeed ruining microsoft, windows RT is a disaster, it is missing so much functionality over win8. Win8 is a disaster, it forces you to use metro which is very unproductive compared to win7 for me due to the need for so many mouse clicks for simple tasks. Surface has sold around 400,000 units i read which is a flop. office 2013 has a default solid white colour everywhere which is a nightmare and most users don't know that they can change the colour to shades of black.

Office 2013 should have never shipped as white, office rt and windows rt should have been delayed until they had the full functionality of win8. Win8 should never have made metro mandatory and should have been delayed as it is very buggy and many of the applications on the start screen don't work as people want, you can't change the default photo viewer on the metro app for example, there's tons of other similar problems too.


Where to start on this. First of all, the white on Office, is personal preference. I don't mind it.

Second, WinRT not having the functionality of Windows 8 is a questionable comment too, since out of the box it does have the same functionality. It allows me full web access, Office, and a file system. Metro apps fill in the rest. But, on WinRT, you won't see the desktop GUI for long, since WinRT will be completely Metro in the future.

Also, I can change the default photo viewer, WinRT still offers Default Programs for such a purpose.


If you're going to pick apart a mobile OS, mobile technology clearly isn't for you.